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Wellbeing & Diversity in Construction & Property Conference

Thursday, 7th January 2021 0845hrs – 1600hrs

This online conference will focus on health, diversity and wellbeing in the construction and property industry.

Worker wellbeing in the construction industry has rarely been out of the headlines over the past few years – and rightly so.

The construction industry has the highest suicide rate of any other profession – whilst 400,000 days a year are lost in productivity due to work-related stress, depression and anxiety. And there are many challenges to overcome – from long hours, extended times working away from home, temporary and precarious nature of many projects, diversity challenges, the ‘macho culture’ and more have all contributed.

This online conference will look to break down stigmas, bring awareness to issues and challenges, and hear from those at the forefront of change – sharing details on what is being done successfully across the UK in many different sectors of the industry. A large focus in the past on Health & Safety has been on physical hazards – and now it’s now to focus on the wellbeing of our most important asset – the workforce.

Topics will focus on:

  • Leaving a legacy through development – having a lasting positive outcome for communities
  • Diversifying the industry to create more opportunities whilst removing unconscious bias
  • Creating more inclusive workplaces and environments
  • Integrating complex EDI Strategies – best practice, collaboration and integration
  • Educating employees to break down stigmas and barriers to have more difficult and open conversations

Speakers include:

Agenda and Programme:

08:45-09:30 Doors Open & Networking

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors – with the ability to video chat with attendees, enter the speed networking area or visit the booths of our sponsors.

09:30-09:45 Keynote

Julie will be taking the stage to talk about support and pastoral care which is readily accessible for employees. She will also highlight the amazing work her organisation Acas has being doing in the past where they have enabled individuals to air grievances and resolve disputes through early conciliation, collective conciliation etc all while ensuring disruption is kept to a minimum. This session will be helpful for both employers and employees to learn more about external support available to them.

ACAS; Julie Dennis, Head of Diversity & Inclusion

09:45-10:00 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event – with a speed networking area to allow you to video chat at random so get your elevator pitch ready. 

You can also invite any other attendee to video chat, direct message.

And you can visit our exhibitions, chatting directly to them or watch their brand video and register your interest.

10:00-11:00 Session One: Leaving a Legacy – Delivering Social Value and Inclusive Communities

We hear from a number of firms who’ll play a key role in the design, development and delivery of some of the UK’s largest projects to discuss how the industry can approach development and regeneration projects to leave a positive legacy for communities.

British Land; Saul Collyns, Community Executive for Canada Water

Willmott Dixon; Richard Pickett, Head of Legacy

Jacobs; Michelle Levi, Social Value Lead

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11:00-11:30 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event – with a speed networking area to allow you to video chat at random so get your elevator pitch ready. 

You can also invite any other attendee to video chat, direct message.

And you can visit our exhibitions, chatting directly to them or watch their brand video and register your interest.

11:30-12:30 Session Two: Diversifying the Industry – Removing Unconscious Bias Whilst Creating Opportunities

It can sometimes be a difficult conversation to have – but why isn’t our industry more diverse? Whether it be race, gender, religion, sexuality, age, disabilities, gender identity and expression etc – small steps are being made but not quick enough. In this session we look at what needs to happen to create a more inclusive environment, tackling the difficult conversations head on. 

Pathways to Property; Paddy Allen, Chairman

The WOW Network; Lisa Charlwood-Green, Founder

Taylor Wimpey; Amna Khan, Head of HR Partnering, Inclusion and Wellbeing

#YesSheCan; Sophie Turner, Founder

12:30-13:00 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event – with a speed networking area to allow you to video chat at random so get your elevator pitch ready. 

You can also invite any other attendee to video chat, direct message.

And you can visit our exhibitions, chatting directly to them or watch their brand video and register your interest.

13:00-14:00 Session Three: Integrating Complex EDI Strategies & Collaborating Across the Industry

Some of the UK’s largest construction and real estate firms will join us to discuss their strategic approach to integrating wellbeing and health strategies into their business. With thousands of employees dotted across the UK, a plethora of challenges including the changing landscape from Covid-19 and the difficulties of filtering this into the supply chain and across sub-contractors, we’ll hear from those who’re actively leading positive change in big businesses.

Highways England; Ron Calderwood-Duncan, Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion and Engagement

Homes England; Julie Musesoglu, Diversity & Inclusion Manager

Meridian Water, Enfield Council; Peter George, Programme Director

Join the Panel(Click for details)

14:00-14:30 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event – with a speed networking area to allow you to video chat at random so get your elevator pitch ready. 

You can also invite any other attendee to video chat, direct message.

And you can visit our exhibitions, chatting directly to them or watch their brand video and register your interest.

14:30-15:30 Session Four: Breaking Down Barriers & Stigmas Through Communication

The advice whenever something is burdening you is to share it, talk about it, and take the weight off your shoulders. That can be difficult to do even to friends and family – so bringing that into the workplace is even more challenging. In this session we look at how we can invite colleagues to open up, share their stories, and let them be the real them in the workplace, whether that workplace is virtual, physical or both.

Talik & Co; Paul Davies, Associate Director and Head of Social Mindfulness Practice

EDP Training; Bianca Jones, Director

Willmott Dixon Interiors; Judy Usher, Head of HR

Legacy Consultants; Nathan Dennis, Founder & Senior Consultant

15:30-16:00 Networking, Exhibition & Close

We’re set to have an exceptional line-up of speakers who’ll be sharing their expertise when it comes to the work of health, wellbeing, diversity and inclusion. Speakers include:

British Land – Saul Collyns, Community Executive, Canada Water

British Land are developing the first new town in London for centuries in one of the UK’s largest projects, transforming 53-acres in Southwark into a thriving new community. The development will take 15 years to complete, deliver 3,000 new homes, create workspace for 20,000 people and have a new modern high-street. Saul roles sees him lead on the firms community engagement and governance at Canada Water whilst he also heads up their approach to inclusive supply and supporting local enterprise through development.

Taylor Wimpey – Amna Khan, Head of HR Partnering, Inclusion and Wellbeing

Amna is incredibly experienced in creating and implementing strategies focused on attracting, developing and retaining talent. With her vast experience and versatility she’ll be able to share a high-level overview of the work Taylor Wimpey are doing, where delegates can take learnings from their work. From delivering an internal D&I Conference with the buy in of all senior business staff to their work with the supply chain and contractors/sub-contractors they’re one of the firms leading the way in the industry.

 

 

Jacobs – Michelle Levi, Social Value Lead – Europe, Middle East and Africa

Engineering giant Jacobs are recognised globally for providing technical, professional and construction services – as well as consulting for a broad range of clients across the world. Michelle heads up a large proportion of the team aiming to deliver increased social value and leave a lasting legacy on their schemes. She’ll share her extensive knowledge on delivering social value strategies, managing teams and working closely with stakeholders to improve understanding of social value – and how that can power the legacy left.

Highways England – Ron Calderwood-Duncan, Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion and Engagement

With 5,000 across the current and thousands more working across their projects – Highways England is one of the biggest infrastructure organisations in the country – and heading up their EDI and Engagement strategy is Ron. He’s in charge of organisational culture, talent acquisition and employee engagement amongst numerous other areas, and his involvement will be incredibly beneficial for delegates to hear how they’re rolling out EDI nationwide offices and filtering this down to their partners and contractors.

 

Willmott Dixon – Richard Pickett, Head of Legacy

Willmott Dixon are known for making a difference to communities – focusing heavily on this before the term social value was even coined. Ensuring social impact is maximised, Richard heads up a team focused on delivering social value – ensuring it’s considered, planned and delivered during all parts and elements projects across South London and the South East.

Homes England – Julie Musesoglu, Diversity & Inclusion Manager

Homes England are putting communities at the heart of its work – and they’ve recently published their first Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Report. But they’re not only fledging to work with partners to create more inclusive communities, they’re also actively working to address issues with a focus on their workplace, employees and partner companies. As D&I Manager, and also the Co-Founder of LGBT Property Professionals and a member of Building Equality, Julie is in the perfect position to highlight the work they’re doing at Homes England and how they’re collaborating and integrating their values and beliefs across the wider industry.

Pathways to Property – Paddy Allen, Chairman

Pathways to Property aim to widen access to the real estate profession by raising awareness of and aspirations about the vast range of careers available within the sector. Established as a response to the lack of diversity in the industry, the outreach programme exposes students from less advantaged and non-traditional backgrounds to opportunities within the property sector. Chair of the organisation Paddy, who is also a partner at Cushman & Wakefield, will talk about the importance of initiatives such as these and how the sector must address diversity.

Talik & Company – Paul Davies, Associate Director and Head of Social Mindfulness Practice

Paul has a diverse consulting experience, notably with companies like McKinsey & Company, Accenture, Ashridge Consulting and, now, Talik & Company (the only boutique organisation development consultancy to win three FT Management Consultancy awards in both 2019 and 2020). His work is informed by his own Founding CxO roles at social enterprises like Teach First and my years studying in the Far East, both at Taoist kung fu schools and Buddhist temples. Moreover, his work as head of Talik’s Social Mindfulness practice has helped harness the power of ‘group mind’ in organisations (including the construction sector).

Willmott Dixon Interiors – Judy Usher, Head of HR

An experienced HR professional responsible for managing recruitment, retention and succession planning within then interiors division of Willmott Dixon, Judy is a well known figure for driving forward the agenda around mental health and wellbeing. She leads on activities within the business on these important topics – whilst coaching and training managers to enable them to effectively lead their teams to achieve high levels of performance and motivation. She’ll be adding her experience to the panel to share how their focus on these key areas can also drive commercial value for the business.

Judy heads up the mental health and wellbeing activities at Willmott Dixon.

The WOW Network – Lisa Charlwood-Green, Founder

For almost 20 years Lisa has been championing LGBT equality and diversity – volunteering for a number of organisations and charities whilst also founding The WOW Network. Over the years she has dedicated her time, energy and funds to achieve her goal of making workplaces a safer and more inclusive spaces – with involved as SQA’s LGBT Network Chair, the Deputy Chair of Network Rail’s LGBT network and involvement in the University of Strathclyde’s LGBT staff training. She’ll be sharing her invaluable experiences and as one of the UK’s most influential names working in the industry she’ll have an abundance of knowledge and thoughts to add to the discussion.

#YesSheCan – Sophie Turner, Founder

#YesSheCan aims to inspire women to take the next step, put themselves forwards and have some underlying self-belief. Their mantra of “She Believes, So She Leads” is critical to breaking down the gender barriers and ensuring the opportunity landscape is an equal one regardless of gender. Sophie will share details of the work behind this forward thinking, progressive entity, whilst using her expertise to tackle the tough questions.

 

ACAS – Julie Dennis, Head of Diversity & Inclusion

Julie is a Diversity and Inclusion specialist with over 19 years’ experience, gained within the public and voluntary sector. As Head of Diversity & Inclusion at ACAS, Julie is responsible for leading and providing expert advice on all diversity & inclusion related matters, with the aim of building an inclusive culture that drives engagement and ultimately performance.

Prior to joining Acas, she was Head of Diversity at the Land Registry, where her work on D&I was recognised repeatedly winning the department and successfully ensuring HMLR maintained its Stonewall Top 100 Employers Index position in 2016 & 2017.

She is a LGBTI+ workplace ally and a champion for mental health awareness, often sharing her own personal story about living with anxiety caused by PTSD. Julie is passionate about diversity and inclusion in the workplace and strives to create an environment where people can be themselves at work.

Legacy Consultants – Nathan Dennis, Founder & Senior Consultant

Nathan is a specialist thought leader & consultant in behaviour change, helping companies think differently about how they engage diverse, young people & communities. He does this by utilising his values based approach which he has developed, connecting and listening to the hearts & minds of clients & customers.

He teaches & connects you to young people & local communities, using years of experience of helping many different companies more effectively engage, connect & build lasting relationships with those deemed traditionally hard to reach.

His values based methodology and theory of change ensures that both clients & their services users win & get the results they require, by inspiring, empowering and training on how to improve their engagement & diversity awareness. He creates a fun & innovative learning environment that inspires learning & encourages fresh new ideas thereby creating solutions to problems.

EDP Training – Bianca Jones, Director

Mental health has recently been in the spotlight like never before with suicide rates rising and the impact on health wellbeing due to the Covid-19 lockdown has seen this increase. Bianca helps deliver mental health training to a wide range of business across the UK – and she’ll bring her expertise to the panel to discuss how we can as organisations help people open up about their issues, help staff through troubling times and play our part in raising awareness of the issues.

Meridian Water, Enfield Council – Peter George, Programme Director

Peter leads of Meridian Water, a major scheme delivering a new piece of city in North London. The project will provide 10,000-13,000 new homes, 6,000 new jobs, schools, health, parks, retail and public transport infrastructure. A project of this scale will have an incredible number of organisations and supply chain professionals working within it – and Peter is incredibly passionate about making sure that the £6bn 25-year project will have a huge focus on delivering EDI through procurement and a lasting legacy for communities and he’ll talk about the Council’s approach to making this happen.

 

Associate your brand with the Wellbeing & Diversity in Construction & Real Estate Conference and position your brand at the forefront of one of the UK’s biggest discussions and debates around the topic.

Package Exhibition Stand Chair/ Speaking Opportunity Tickets VIP Backstage Access Cost (+VAT)
Conference Partner Yes Yes Unlimited Yes £1,000 View Details
Session Partner Yes Yes Unlimited Yes £500 View Details
Best Practice Presentation Package Yes Yes Unlimited Yes £500 View Details
Exhibitor Packages Yes Unlimited Yes £150 View Details

We have various partnership packages available, including packages with speaking opportunities, exhibition space and those that will drive brand awareness, allowing you to address your whole target audience for maximum brand awareness and impact. Our partnership packages will put you at the forefront of the industry discussion allowing you to be there, be active and be an expert within the construction and property sector, the housing sector and the whole built environment industry.

Conference Partner

£1,000+VAT

Become the headline partner of this conference and get mass awareness and brand visibility. This package is the ultimate – with a prime location during the event, a speaking opportunity, logo positioning on the top of the logo and your name in the event title – “Wellbeing & Diversity in Construction & Property Conference; Sponsored by YOUR COMPANY NAME”

  • The conference will be called the xxx Conference in association with your company name
  • Ability to help shape the conference agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the event
  • Option to recommend speakers
  • Inclusion with pre-conference speaker communications
  • Access to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Prime branding for the whole conference
  • Option to do a keynote speech
  • One speaking position on one panel during the conference
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

Session Partner

£500+VAT

The role of the session partner provides an opportunity for you to participate in one of the sessions to build brand awareness, loyalty and trust amongst hundreds of civic and business leaders from across the industry. You’ll be seen to be a thought leader within your area of expertise and showcase your company in front of key decision-makers from across the industry. Benefits include:

  • Ability to help shape the session agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the event
  • Option to recommend speakers for the session
  • Inclusion with pre-conference speaker communications
  • Access to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Branding for the whole conference and your session
  • One speaking position on your panel
  • Option to do a five minute introduction to your panel or thought leaders presentation
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

Best Practice Presentation Package

£500+VAT

During the breaks delegates are able to speed network and visit the exhibitors – but with this package you can also give them the option of coming to see your company deliver a 15-minute thought leadership presentation, enabling you to play a key role in the conference. Build brand awareness, loyalty, trust and new business leads amongst numerous civic and business leaders from across the industry. Benefits include:

  • Ability to deliver a 15-minute presentation during one of the break periods
  • Access to the VIP Room – a green room for speakers, VIP guests and sponsors
  • Branding across the rest of the conference
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share content
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media, etc
  • Master of Ceremonies ‘thank you’ in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion in any PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

Exhibitor Package

£150+VAT

If you’re looking for access to the event and a space to meet online delegates and chat with them – then our exhibitor package is perfect. Some people can be reluctant to approach exhibition stands – but online it’s different and you’ll be inundated with enquiries and questions about your brand. Benefits include:

  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

If you’re interested in any of the packages above or if you’re interested in finding out additional information then contact us on:

0113 390 4700

nathan.spencer@built-environment-networking.com

Our online conferences will merge our face-to-face conferences with a virtual platform – providing networking opportunities, exceptional panel discussions and debates, speaker presentations and an exhibition hall.

Here’s a little video highlighting what to expect

And here’s a bit more information of key areas of our online events…

You’ll receive unique log-in details to join our online event via computer or phone – and you’ll be greeted with an easy navigation tool. You’ll be able to navigate to:

Main Stage

Where our ‘Programme’ will take place with excellent speakers and content. You’ll be able to get involved, asking questions and taking part in live polls.

Networking Area

Just like a real conference you’ll be able to meet and connect with new people in our forum. You can directly request to chat with someone or you can enter our ‘speed networking’ area to meet numerous new people within the industry. Get your elevator pitch ready!

Sponsor / Exhibitor Area

Meet our partners and sponsors – view what they’re all about, video chat with them and download their literature and product information.

We’re expected over 1,000 attendees in total from the construction and real estate sectors – all keen to learn more about EDI, health and wellbeing, whilst looking to share with others. The attendees are likely to range from high-level decision makers and business owners who usually attend our events, as well as those with a real interest in social value, EDI, HR and more. Attending companies so far include:

ABB
AECOM
AEI Acoustics
All India Queer Association
Amey
Aparto
Barbour ABI
Barwood Capital
British Land
Brock Carmichael Architects
Building Equality
Business in the Community
Butler & Young
BW Workplace Experts
CB3 Consulting
CIOB
CITB
CLS Risk Solutions
Commonplace
Compendium Living
Connected Kerb
Constructing Rainbows
Cornerstone
Costain
CPC Project Services
Crawford Partnership
Cruden
Curtins
Cushman and Wakefield
DCW Group
Deform
DLA Architecture
Dowbrae
EDP Training
EMAP
Empower Develop People Training
Energy Services and Technology Association
Enfield Council
Essex County Council
ESS Modular
Executive Partnerships
First Class Legacy
Flintshire County Council
Foot Anstey
Frame
GCU London
Geo Environmental Services
Geotechnics Ltd
GGMS
Gleeds
Golden Orb Solutions
Greenwoods GRM
HCUK Group
Highways England
Hive Projects
HKS Architects
Homes England
Housing 21
Ideal Modular Homes
IFC Group
Innovation Gateway
Iqvia
Jacobs
Japanese Knotweed
JF Finnegan
JGA Recruitment
JLL
Kier
Kirkwood Hospice
Langley Roofing Systems
Leed Associates
Leep Utilities
Legacy
Legacy Consultants
LGBT Foundation
Lyons+Sleeman+Hoare Architects
Mace
Manchester Metropolitan University
Manor Community
McAleer & Rushe
McCarthy and Stone
McGingley Support Services
Meridian Water
MKC Training
Morgan Sindall
Newforma
Newground Architects
Newington Communications
Nimbus Engineering Consultants
Nuthatch Consultants
nVent Electric
Oberlanders Architects
Oxford Brookes University
Pagabo
Pathways Housing Solutions
Pathways to Property
Pennington Manches Cooper
Perfect Circle
Pick Everard
Pinnegar Hayward Design
Pinsent Masons
Pi SQ
Plowman Craven
Quinn London
Quota Heritage
R&W Civil Engineering
Recoup Capital
Rider Levett Bucknall
Ridge and Partners
RM Planning
RPS Group
Russell Roof Tiles
Sandra Murray and Associates
Scape Procure
Social Value Solutions
Socotec
Spie UK
Stockport Council
Talik and Company
Taylor Wimpey
TBL Fire Protection
Telent
The FES Group
The Harris Partnership
Transport for London
Trident Maintenance Services
Trowers & Hamlins
Turner and Townsend
Ukactive Research Institute
University College of Estate Management
University of Huddersfield
University of Leicester
VGC Group
VolkerFitzpatrick
Vu.City
Waterman Aspen
Weightmans
Weston Williamson + Partners
Whittam Cox Architects
Willmott Dixon
Willmott Dixon Interiors
Window Solutions
WISE Campaign
Women into Construction
Wow Factory
YesSheCan
Zen Travel

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